I read pretty much any chance I get. I mostly read YA books but some adult ones as well. To me all books are precious gems and are meant to be treasured.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book Release Day ! ! !

Happy Book Birthday ! ! !

New meme that will celebrate the release days of books that I am super excited about, and you should be too! This meme can be posted any day since release days change.

Wander Dust
The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy #1
by Michelle Warren

Released Today ! ! !

Ever since her sixteenth birthday, strange things keep happening to Seraphina Parrish.

The Lady in Black… burns Sera’s memories.

Unexplainable Premonitions… catapult her to other cities.

The Grungy Gang… wants to kill her.

And a beautiful, mysterious boy… stalks her.

But when Sera moves to Chicago, and her aunt reveals their family connection to a centuries old, secret society, she is immediately thrust into an unbelievable fantasy world, leading her on a quest to unravel the mysteries that plague her. In the end, their meanings crash into an epic struggle of loyalty and betrayal, and she’ll be forced to choose between the boy who has stolen her heart and the thing she desires most. (Goodreads Description)

My Thoughts:

Doesn't this just sound so good? I know I have mentioned this book before, either on Twitter or on my WoW. Well it is finally here! I hope to get the book very soon so I can dive right in! Maybe I will get it for my b-day fri..... hint.....hint....lol !  Anyway I love this cover and can't wait to read the book. Hope you have a great release day Michelle!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (17):

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its about what books you just can't wait to get your hands on.

Eternal Starling
by Angela Corbett
Release Date: Dec. 6, 2011

Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men.

For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie—but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society—the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance—the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn’t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren’t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war. (Goodreads Description)

My Thoughts:
Doesn't this just sound good ! Epic battles, love tri-angles! Sign me up! If this sounds good to you too, you don't have long to wait.  Also, I love the cover. It is simple yet beautiful. I can't wait to read this book!

Series: Lux #1
by Jennifer Armentrout
Release Date: Dec. 6, 2011

Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is..  (Goodreads Description)

My Thoughts:
Yay! A hottie alien living next door!! He has abilities and dreamy green eyes, and drives you crazy in more ways then one. I defiantly wouldn't mind hiding out with a cutie like that. This book sounds intriguing and can't wait to see what happens between these two.

What Books are You Waiting On ? ? ?

Monday, November 28, 2011

In My Mailbox (22): Black Friday Edition

In my Mailbox is a weekly post, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren , about what new books we got this week.

This IMM is for the past two weeks, and I wanted to share with you my Black Friday Deals !!!!


~ The Caldecott Chronicles
by R.G. Bullet
I have already read a couple of chapters of this and its really great!
(Thanks R. G. Bullet !)

~ Poughkeepsie
by Debra Anastasia
I can't wait to read this it sounds so good. I have a giveaway going on right now, and you can win one of two e-book copies.
(Thanks Debra ! ! )

Gifted / Won:

~ Shatter Me
by Tahereh Mafi
This was a gift from my husband. He had it waiting for me when I got home with this note. He is just too sweet !
(Thanks hubby !)

~ Switched
by Amanda Hocking
I won this Arc from Goodreads first reads. It comes out Jan. 3rd ! I love this cover its beautiful.
( Thanks Goodreads !)

Black Friday Deals:

~ 46 inch LCD HDTV Westinghouse
I got this from Target. Regular $ 549.99 I got it for $ 300.00

~ A Queen Down Comforter for 24.99 & I got
this duvet cover set for free from Target!

For my Birthday I got these ! ! !

~ Nikon Coolpix Camera
I got this also from Target. Regular $199.99 I got it for $99.99!

~ Vampire Diaries Season 1 & 2
I got these form Target reg. $44.99 ea. I got then for $12.99 ea.

Super excited about all my books and deals!!! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving !!!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Blog Tour: Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

The awesome Debra Anastasia has written another book, and I am here to tell you about it.


He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.

If you would like more information about Debra and her awesome books you can find her here.
Watch the Trailer


There are 2 eCopies of Poughkeepsie to give away on the blog today. To enter, please leave a comment and a valid email address. This giveaway will end at the end of the tour. Dec. 3rd Midnight. One entry per person. There will be two winners, and the winners will be chosen by random.org.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Interview with Katie M. John & Giveaway:

Katie M. John
Author of The Knight Trilogy!

First off I would like to thank Katie for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions!
1. Have you always enjoyed writing and wanted to become and author? When did you start?
I've always loved stories; preferred the world of fiction to reality. As an only child I spent a lot imaginative play time and never really grew out of it. I started writing stories in my head during my teenage years although at that time I mainly penned poetry. When I approached my thirtieth birthday I knew it was time to put some ink to all those day dreams and I challenged myself to write my first novel before I turned thirty one. I did it.

Writing the first one is the hardest - you're dealing with all this sense of self doubt and weight of literary heritage. You have grand aspirations of making your mark in it all. Once you've done the first, you realise it's not about anything except the story and all the rest of it is quite irrelevant.
2. What is your favorite part about being an author/writer? What is the hardest part?
The best bit about being a writer is the sense of building something. It gives a great sense of satisfaction to see a story unfold and for characters to take shape. There is a real buzz when you read over a section and it makes the hairs on the back of your arms stand on end because it feels as if it has been written by magic.
The worst bit about being a writer is the frustration at never feeling like you can dedicate enough time to your writing. It's a complete juggling act between family life, the day job and the creative muse. I don't think living with a writer can be very easy.
3.  What was it that inspired you to write the Knight Trilogy?
I've always been completely spellbound by the Arthurian legends and the pre-Raphaelite artists who were greatly inspired by the legends. A lot of the Knight Trilogy draws on very personal experiences and it will probably be the most personally exposing thing that I write. The Knight Trilogy is essentially about the power of love (nearly burst into nineteen eighties ballad mode there!)  - but seriously, first love is such a paradox, it has this incredible potential to be destructive and yet it builds you into the adult you become.
4. Are the characters in the books based on real people from your life?
The official, legal answer to that is no - but I defy any writer to write characters without drawing on people they have met and shared a part of their life with. If they do manage this feat, I question how 'realistic' those characters are to the reader. Without this sense of the real then they become nothing more than pieces in a plot.  All the main characters in The Knight Trilogy have strong elements of people I have known - but only their good bits!
5.  If you had to choose, who is your favorite character and why?
It's impossible for me to pin my favour to one character,  so I'll unashamedly cheat. Clearly, as many of my readers have guessed, I am totally in love with Blake; everything about him makes my heart skip. However, as a writer I am most proud of Delta. I find her completely fascinating. She's the ultimate best friend; funny, sharp, intelligent and streetwise. She started off in the plans as quite a minor character, but she was having none of that. Over the course of the trilogy she has written herself in and has demanded my attention. I have a feeling that Delta will one day have her very own story.
6. Do you have any advice for the other writers out there?
Keep going - one word at a time.
7.  What can we expect in the third and final book of the Knight Trilogy?
Book Three 'Starfire' is very dark. It returns to ancient European fairytales and superstitions; there are murders, deaths and mutilations. The story splits between The Realm, the forests of France and the mountains of Switzerland. There are going to be many surprises along the way and nobody is safe. We're going to see Blake and Mina's relationship tested to the very limit and we are also going to find out a lot more about Delta. There is going to be definite need for a box of tissues and I am hoping it will cause a few gasps along the way. I know how it is going to end but I don't know exactly how it is going to play out.
I'm really excited by it but I'm also going through complete writer's angst about letting go of my story.
8. Do you have any other works in progress that we can look forward to in the future?
I have spent the last six months writing a Victorian Steam punk, Paranormal Romance, Fairytale novel (no genre confusion there then!) called 'Beautiful Freaks'. It's set in Victorian London in the Haymarket and centers around a series of paranormal and gruesome murders. The main protagonist is called Kaspian Blackthorne; he's deliciously dark and decadent. However it's a little misleading to suggest there is just one protagonist because the novel is very much about stories within stories and there is a whole cast of characters who take it in turn to reveal themselves to you. Each crime that takes place has an attached fairytale. If you like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson with a dash of very contemporary YA Paranormal Romance - then you might like this. You can read a teaser and find out more at www.beautifulfreaks.weebly.com
9.  Which authors have influenced you in some way, either through your style of writing or just inspiration in general?
I've been influenced by so many amazingly talented writers. I am a total Goth at heart and love the works of Stoker, Shelley, Walpole, Lewis, Lovecraft, Poe etc. They have been a major influence on my poetry and more recent short stories and Beautiful Freaks. I also admire the amazing spectrum of talent which can be found on the YA shelf at the moment. Malinda Lo, Suzanne Collins, Maggie Stiefvater, Lauren Kate, Stephanie Meyer, Becca Fitzpatrick are all exceptionally talented story tellers.
I'm distressed to see so much unfounded criticism of writers such as these. There is a complete failure to recognise and understand that a lot of respected writers of the English canon were  once labeled as 'pulp' by cultural critics of the time. (Many of the ones that I have labelled in my first list for example) That has always been a part of the horror, Gothic movement - a refusal to bow to pseudo-intellectualism. The strength of such writers is their ability to tap into human fears and experiences - to tell a story that resonates with a soul, regardless of academic credentials.
I think that makes them some of the cleverest, talented and most enduring writers of the English canon.   
10. Some quick answer questions:
 -Favorite genre? Gothic horror, American Gothic,Fairytale, Transgressive, YA Paranormal Romance.
- Favorite movie? Donnie Darko, Requiem For a Dream, Dirty Dancing, V for Vendetta, Twilight.
- Favorite place to read? In the park under a sunbeam.
- Favorite place to write? In bed.
Katie M. John's Works & Where to find her:
Twitter: @KnightTrilogy

Forest of Adventures
Series: Knight Trilogy #1
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2010
Check out my review: here

For seventeen year old Mina Singer, falling in love with an Authurian Knight on a white horse was never part of the plan--- especially being that she's an ordinary college girl living in the twenty-first century. As Mina finds herself catapulted into a land she believed only existed in the bedtime stories of her childhood, she soon discovers that Fairyland is not quiet as innocent as she imagined.

The question is.......... who will come out alive?

-- Goodreads Description

Immortal Beloved
Series: Knight Trilogy #2
Release Date: Aug. 25, 2011
Check out my review: here

As Mina Singer tries to piece together her broken heart, Blake's adventure in Egypt places his in serious peril.
As ancient and terrifying Egyptian rituals are resurrected by the sorceress Morgan Le Fay, Blake embarks on the most horrifying quest yet - one which no other mortal has ever survived.
This time, the damsel must rescue her knight in a terrifying race against death. (Goodreads Description)

Series: Knight Trilogy #3
Release Date: April 2012
Cover to come soon!

On the sunniest days, the darkest shadows form.
Within every friendship there is a potential enemy.
Summer heads towards Autumn and the cold winds of change blow. Destructive, vengeful forces gather both in distant realms and at the heart of The Realm.
For Mina and Blake, the hope of happy-ever-after is shattered by the events of one evening; Halloween. In a world where rituals and traditions are steeped in folklore and fear, nightmares come to life.
The dramatic events of Halloween call the attention of The Knights Templar; a merciless keeper of law and order and executioner of those who practice Dark Arts.
It is Mina they have come for, and the sentence is death.
There is only one hope for her salvation, Blake must find his way through the magical, French forests of Broceliande, and its Valley of No Return, all in hope of reclaiming ... the Holy Grail.
Only then might love conquer all. (Author's Description)

Thanks to the amazing Katie, I am able to give an e-copy of both Forest of Adventures & Immortal Beloved to one of my readers! ! !


~ Please comment with your email address.
~ One entry per person.
~ One person will win both books (e-copies)
~ You do not have to be a follower, but it would be awesome if you did.
~ Contest will end Dec. 15th at Midnight.
~ Must be 13 years or older and have parents permission.
~ I will choose winner using random.org.

Hope you all have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving ! ! !

Monday, November 21, 2011

Review: Immortal Beloved by Katie M. John

Release Date: Aug. 25, 2011
Series: Knight Trilogy #2
Publisher: Little Bird Publishing House
Reading Level: Young Adult
Pages: 450
Type: E-book Arc
Source: Author
Author Information:
Twitter: @KnightTrilogy

As Mina Singer tries to piece together her broken heart, Blake's adventure in Egypt places his in serious peril.
As ancient and terrifying Egyptian rituals are resurrected by the sorceress Morgan Le Fay, Blake embarks on the most horrifying quest yet - one which no other mortal has ever survived.
This time, the damsel must rescue her knight in a terrifying race against death. (Goodreads Description)

* WARNING ~ If you have not read Forest of Adventures then don't read ahead there are a few spoilers from the first book mentioned *

Forest of Adventures captured my heart and took me on a magical ride. The end; however, rocked my world with an engagement, and then shattered it with a break up letter. Immortal Beloved begins with a broken and shattered girl, trying to pull her life together, with the help of friends and family. As soon as she starts to pick up the pieces something happens that shatters her soul. Mina must then be saved by her ex love Sam, her best friend Delta, and Vivian. Now battered and bruised and at the end of her rope she is sent on a Realm mission. She must race to Egypt to save Blake, and her future.

While Mina races to save her knight in shinning armor, Blake is tested like never before. The choices he makes will effect his life and his future. Will Mina get to Blake in time to save him? Will their relationship be able to withstand the challenges they must face? Well I'm not going to tell you , you must read and find out yourself!

I adored Forest of Adventures, and did not think the story could get more magical, but I was way wrong. Not only do you get the timeless magic of the realm in this sequel, but you are thrown into the lore and majesty of Egypt. This book is filled with magic, mystical beings, demons, immortality, peril, and the magic of love and friendship.

It is one emotional, and suspenseful ride and I enjoyed every moment of it. Not only do you get more Mina and Blake. . . . . did I mention more BLAKE ! ! I know I sound like a broken record, but Blake is the definition of YUM ! You also get the blooming of new relationships, and introductions to new characters. If you like mystical magical romances you will love this book.

This sequel is even better then the first book, and I can't wait to see what’s in store for the end. It is going to be epic!

Overall Rating = A++

Monday's News (8): Blog Only Version:

On the Blog this week!!!
This month has been a really busy one, so I have not read much at all. This is what I plan on finishing this week.

~ The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

~ Alexander Death
by J. L. Bryan

I plan on starting. . . . .

~ Shatter Me
by Tahereh Mafi
Upcoming Blog Posts:
This week is going to be all about Kight Trilogy by Katie M. John ! !
Tues: Review of Immortal Beloved
Wed: Waiting on Wednesday
Thurs: Author Interview & Giveaway
Fri: TGIF & Weekly Recap
These could change days, but be looking for them.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and that you have a very safe and happy Thanksgiving ! !

Winner of Fins are Forever !!!!

And the WINNER is. . . . . .


Congrats girl! I will be emailing you shortly! !

If you didn't win don't fret. I still have a giveaway going on of a finished copy of Shatter Me.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Breaking Dawn Part 1 !!!

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Release Today ! ! !

I hope everyone who loves Twilight either has seen Breaking Dawn already at the midnight viewing or sometime today. I will be going with my bestie out to dinner tonight, and then we will be attending a wedding of epic proportions! I can't wait to see this movie. I just wish I didn't have to wait so long to see Part 2. Tomorrow I will be posting my review, so be looking for that.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (16): Dystopian Edition:

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its about what books you just can't wait to get your hands on.

This is a longer Waiting on Wednesday, because it is 4 dystopian books I can't wait to get my hands on!!!

by Jodi Meadows
Series: Newsoul #1
Release Date: Jan. 31st, 2012

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all? (Goodreads Description)

My Thoughts:
Well first off, look at that cover! Its so beautiful. This books got reincarnation, love, and drama? It sounds super good, and something fresh and new in the dystopian genre.

Under The Never Sky:
by Veronica Rossi
Release Date: Jan. 3rd, 2012

Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.

As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.

They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers a barbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY. (Goodreads Description)

My Thoughts:
Wow this sounds good. Aria and Perry are opposites finding a way to put their differences aside to survive in a world filled with cannibals and wolves...seriously....cannibals and wolves you've got to be kidding me. Defiantly a book I will be reading once I can get my hands on it. O and I am loving this cover too!

by Leah Bobet
Release Date: April 1st, 2012

Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee's wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above--like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers.

But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew unravels the mystery of Safe's history and the shadows' attack, he realizes he must find a way to remake his home--not just for himself, but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever before. (Goodreads Description)

My Thoughts:
Its all about love and survival in this one. Each person has some type of power, and they have just been surviving in the town of Safe underground until the enemy comes and tries to kill them. Totally loving its book already. It sounds so good, and I am in love with this cover as well. I wish I could have a poster of it to put in my room its so cool looking.

Article 5:
by Kristen Simmons
Series: Artickle 5 book 1
Release Date: Feb. 14th, 2012

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested don’t usually come back.

17-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different.

In the three years since the war ended, Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the Federal Bureau of Reformation. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow. That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And what’s worse, one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved. (Goodreads Description)

My Thoughts:
Wow my kind of book. People get arrested for reading the wrong books? I would totally be arrested for that and staying out to late. This just sounds like the perfect dystopian.

So those are the dystopians I can't wait for! What are you waiting on????

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Book Release & Giveaway !!!!

Happy Book Birthday ! ! !

Shatter Me
by Tahereh Mafi
It is available today !!!

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. (Goodreads Description)

My Thoughts:

I have been dying to read this book. I have heard very good things about this book and can't wait to get my hands on it. I am hoping I will be able to get my own copy by this weekend. I would like to celebrate its release and Dystopian Month by giving away a finished copy of this beautiful book.

Contest Rules:
  • Enter by leaving a comment with your email, and an answer to this question. Which dystopian book is your favorite so far?
  •  One entry per person.
  • You don't have to be a follower, but it's greatly appreciated.
  • Contest will end Dec. 5, 2011, midnight
  • US only.
  • Must be 13 years or older, and must have parents permission.
  • I will be picking the winner using random.org.
  • I am not responsible for damaged or lost products.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cover Love: Dystopian Edition

  This is a new meme where I share the love of some of my favorite covers.

Ok so I believe in the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover," at least when I am not talking about books. Let's face it most people, when it comes to books, pick up those books with the beautiful, intriguing, and unique covers. I know I do! I am a stickler for covers. I will normally not pick up a book that has a lame cover unless it is recommended to me.

So I decided to share this obsession....(cough).... I mean appreciation of beautiful cover art with you. This edition of Cover Love coincides with my self-proclaimed Dystopian Month. So all the titles mentioned are considered in some way dystopian. I hope you enjoy!

~ Eve & Once by Anna Carey
Both of these covers are very mysterious and beautiful. Even if I had not heard of these before they would draw me in. I also enjoy it when the covers in the series remain similar so they look good together on the shelves. Here they stick with the same lettering, and positioning of the girl on the front. I have not read this series yet and could be drawing the wrong conclusions from the covers, but in the first one the girl seems more scared and desperate.  She is staring of into the distance that isn't quite clear. In the second the colors are more vivid. She seems more aware of her surroundings, and she is looking at the end of the tunnel though she still can't see what lies at the end.

Once's release date: July 3, 2012

~ Divergent & Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Both of these covers are gorgeous. I was immediately intrigued when I saw the Divergent cover on its release date, and this was even before I knew anything about it. I love that the lettering, the pictures, and placements are similar. Even the sound of the book names go together. If I didn't know anything about these books my first impressions would be that they are about something supernatural and elemental. The first one is vivid in color, and looks bright and happy. Also there is a guy and girl on the front so maybe there is also some romance involved. The second one is quiet beautiful as well. Though the city is different, or maybe the same, but a different area. The colors are not as vivid and it either looks smoky or foggy. So maybe this book is more dark, or after a dark time when the future is not so clear.

Insurgent's Release Date: May 28, 2012

~ Matched & Crossed by Ally Condie
These covers are simple but beautiful. I love them, and the fact that the bubbles, clothing, and the titles match in color. The focus is on this girl, and it makes you ask yourself what is going on with her. In the first one she is trapped in this bubble and can't get out. So if I didn't know anything about this series, but the covers, I could conclude that in the first one this girl is trapped. Either in her world, or in a situation. In the second one she is taking charge and busting out of whatever held her captive.

Both Matched and Crossed are both available now.

~ Wither & Fever by Lauren Destafano
These covers are beautiful. I love the girl on the front. She is so beautiful and I love her expressions. Ok well I don't really like the lime green on Fever. I think it would have been better in hot pink. I do love how they kept the same lettering and circles. At first glance, and pretending I don't know anything about these books, I would say that the first one is darker based on the colors used. The girl seems very sad, and her clothes look withered. There is focus on a bird, and maybe that is a statement on freedom. Maybe she is trapped and wants to be free. The second one looks more bright and cheerful. Based on her clothes I would say she is in a better place. Her hair and makeup is done, and her dress is a lot nicer. Though her expression still seems pained like she might have some hard decisions to make.

Fever's Release Date: Feb. 21, 2012

~ Across the Universe & A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Both of these covers are absolutely beautiful. I love the colors, and the fact that they match. If I was looking at these covers, and knew nothing about the series, I would say the first one is about either star-crossed lovers, or about two people who find love out in space. The second one seems like the two are still in love, but they are searching for something. Maybe somewhere to live or settle? Its a bit hard to determine what these stories are about, but you defiantly know there is love and the beauty of space involved.

A Million Suns' Release Date: Jan. 10, 2012

Well those are some of my favorite dystopian covers. If you have some that aren't listed please share in the comments.